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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Black Swan Rising

Black Swan Rising (Black Swan Rising #1)

Black Swan Rising

By: Lee Carroll

Genre: Fantasy Fiction

Pages: 396

Published: 2010

Read: February

3 out of 5 stars

I choose to read this book because it is written by my all-time favorite author, Carol Goodman, and her husband, Lee Slonimsky.  Her husband is a poet and she has used some of his poetry in her previous novels, most notably, The Sonnet Lover. Black Swan Rising is very well written and I definitely saw Goodman’s influences and writing style woven into the story. I especially loved that while this book was fantasy based, it included actual events that happened in the present time period, such as Obama’s inauguration and September 11th. For me, the combination of present time and fantasy world was intriguing and helped ground the story. While I am not a huge fan of the fantasy genre; I felt it was a worthwhile read and recommend it to Goodman fans and especially fantasy genre booklovers.

Carol and her husband share a website at www.carolgoodman.com


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